More Methadone treatment laboratory launched in Hau Giang

Friday 24/05/2019 09:10

VGP – The southern province of Hau Giang will open a new Methadone treatment center in the health center in Chau Thanh A District in the second half of 2019, aiming to receive 50 patients. 

When the new Methadone treatment center comes into operation, the province will have three Methadone treatment laboratories since 2020, providing treatment for around 150 patients. 

Methadone treatment has been launched in Viet Nam for a decade. 

After applying Methadone treatment on 100% of drug addicts, after 24 months, only 15% of whom use heroin. 

The frequency of heroin use has been reduced. At first, 50% of drug addicts use heroin more than five times per day, after five months, no drug addict use heroin more than twice per day. 

In 2018, the number of drug addicts in Hau Giang Province was estimated at 2,070. 

By Thuy Dung 

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